The match was finally called off at 20:51 New Zealand local time i.e. 1:21 Indian Standard Time. After this three-match T20I series, India and New Zealand are scheduled to play each other in a three-match ODI series from November 25. The second match is scheduled for Sunday 20th November and the third match is scheduled for Tuesday 22nd November at McLean Park, Napier.
There was an approximate 90 percent chance that the match would start at 12 PM IST at 7 PM Wellington time. As the day progressed, the rain increased significantly and the umpires were left with no option but to call off the match.
Team India were hoping to put the disappointment of their exit from the T20 World Cup behind them in the three T20 internationals against New Zealand on Friday. Like India, New Zealand also topped their group in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup.
India-New Zealand T20 Series Schedule (India Time)
• 1st T20: 18 November 2022, 12pm (Wellington)
• 2nd T20: 20 November 2022, 12pm (Mt Maunganui)
• 3rd T20: 22 November 2022, 12pm (Napier)
India-New Zealand ODI Series Schedule (India Time)
• 1st ODI: 25 November 2022, 7:00 am (Auckland)
• 2nd ODI: 27 November 2022, 7:00 am (Hamilton)
• 3rd ODI: 30 November 2022, 7:00 am (Christchurch)